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CRITERIA FOR USE OF MUNICIPAL BUILDING AND GROUNDS

In order to properly govern the use of the Municipal Building and Grounds by community groups, the following criteria shall be used by the Township Board of Supervisors:

 

  1. The organization requesting use of the Municipal Building and/or Grounds must be a community non-­profit organization.

  2. There must be no additional operating expense involved to the Township by such use, other than normal maintenance costs such as heat and light.

  3. The use of the Municipal Building and/or Grounds must be of such nature as to be of benefit to the general community in the sense of being a service to the public.

  4. No activities that are illegal or questionable in nature shall be permitted.

  5. All organizations granted use of the property shall assume responsibility for any damages resulting from their occupancy. They must also see that the property is restored to the same condition as it was previously, i.e., chairs placed in order, windows closed, floor clean, etc.

  6. Activities of the organization must not interfere with the operations or conduct of official Township duties or the activities of Township officials.

  7. Each organization shall apply in writing to the Township Board of Supervisors, securing the proper forms from the Township Secretary or Chairman of the Township Board of Supervisors, such forms to be completed in duplicate and returned to the Secretary. The original shall be kept by the Township and the duplicate given to the organization.

  8. The use of the Building by the County Elections Board for the purpose of conducting primary, general or special elections is hereby granted without compliance with Item 7 above.

  9. Political parties requesting use for the purpose of caucus, general or special meetings must comply with Item 7 above. However, no discrimination among duly registered political parties shall be shown, except as stated in Items 11 and 12 below.

  10. The purpose for which the organization requests use of the Municipal Building and/or Grounds shall not be for any of the following reasons:

    • Dancing

    • Card playing

    • Gambling in any form

    • Religious services, except in case of extreme emergency as determined by the Township Board of Supervisors

    • Fundraising activities, and/or

    • If the activity increases the danger of fire or explosion

  11. Acceptance of these enumerated items by the requesting organization shall be necessary prior to the granting of permission by the Township Board of Supervisors. Refusal to accept any of these items or failure to meet any of the criteria shall be deemed sufficient reason for denying use of the Municipal Building and/or Grounds.

  12. Any special situations arising not covered by these enumerated items shall be arranged between the organization and the Township Board of Supervisors. Failure to agree shall be deemed sufficient reason for denying use of the Municipal Building and/or Grounds.

565 Chicora Road ~ Butler, PA  16001

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